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Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken

I threw this crispy BBQ chicken recipe together one night when I had two chicken breasts to use up. After adding french-fried onions and baked-on barbecue sauce, I was thrilled with how moist and tasty it turned out. My husband was, too! —Jane Holey, Clayton, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups french-fried onions, crushed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  • Preheat oven to 440°. Place barbecue sauce in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine onions, cheese and pepper. Dip both sides of chicken in barbecue sauce, then one side in onion mixture.
  • Place chicken, crumb side up, on a greased baking sheet. Bake until until a thermometer reads 165°, 22-27 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half: 327 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.
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  • frozenbunny
    Jun 27, 2020

    I made recipe exactly how it said. It was okay but nothing special about it. Probably will not make again, it's just average.

  • tlcaple
    Jun 23, 2020

    Love these!

  • eileen344
    Jun 20, 2020

    What is 440

  • gunslinger
    May 5, 2019

    I made as directed. It had a crispy crust , was very tender and delicious!

  • cynandtom
    May 2, 2019

    I needed extra onions and Parmesan because I coated both sides. Quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight meal.

  • Angel182009
    Apr 28, 2019

    This is my families favorite way to have baked chicken. Packed with flavor and great for a busy weeknight

  • Amy
    Feb 12, 2018

    Made this with chicken tenderloins and Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy BBQ. Family loved it! Great for a quick dinner.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Jun 10, 2017

    My chicken turned out tender. I felt it needed more flavor so dipped in bbq sauce as I ate.

  • xxcskier
    Mar 15, 2017

    This was so simple and fast! We loved this and will make it many more times! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!

  • bjsilve0
    Jul 19, 2014

    It has been requested again this week. I'd say that is a testimonial that it is great.